Posted May. 14, 2013, 11:12 am
Now that the 24,000-acre Camarillo Springs fire is officially controlled, the National Park Service began to re-open trails on the western side of the Santa Monica Mountains on Tuesday, but with some restrictions.
Posted Apr. 26, 2013, 9:08 am
If Santa Monica hopes to be taken seriously for its goals to reduce greenhouse emissions, then it may behoove City Hall to ensure all future developments are at least making an effort to comply with the spirit of the Climate Action Plan.
Posted Apr. 19, 2013, 9:16 am
The Santa Monica Pier will host a free environmental themed expo this Saturday afternoon that will provide sustainable innovation, interactive fun for children, and an eco beer crawl for everyone 21 and over.
Posted Apr. 13, 2013, 8:39 am
Lyme-positive ticks have been found near Santa Monica in four state parks: Malibu Creek, Tapia, Topanga, and Will Rogers in the Santa Monica mountains.
Posted Apr. 10, 2013, 9:46 am
The City of Santa Monica’s Resource Recovery and Recycling Division has partnered with USAgain to host a drop-box at the Santa Monica City Yards where members of the community can conveniently drop off used clothing, shoes, and household textiles for reuse and recycling.
Posted Apr. 9, 2013, 9:10 am
I read with both interest and some consternation the April 6 article by Thomas Elias touting the potential miracle cure of fracking to what ails the California economy. I think a little more homework and research is required. For eight years I served as a senior advisor to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, a period where with the Governor’s encouragement fracking literally exploded onto the bucolic scene that is rural Pennsylvania.
Posted Apr. 7, 2013, 9:27 am
The Lincoln Boulevard Task Force has announce members will host an Earth Day Clean Up Event to help make Lincoln “Safe, Clean, Beautiful, and Green” later this month.
Posted Apr. 6, 2013, 8:58 am
Starting with the day in January 1848 when gold flakes and nuggets first turned up at Sutter’s Mill northeast of Sacramento, California has seen plenty of economic miracles, each focused in a different part of the state.
Posted Apr. 2, 2013, 9:09 am
When Santa Monica High School alumnus and former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tim Leary picked up a copy of The Mirror in December and read about a woman collecting 1,300 pounds of trash from a small stretch of Santa Monica Beach within a four-year period, he immediately wanted to find a way to connect with this dedicated person.
Posted Apr. 2, 2013, 9:07 am
Santa Monica City Council members approved a consent calendar item last week to determine the efficiency of the Santa Monica Police Department’s (SMPD) compressed schedule. Also approved were consent calendar items amending leasing guidelines for the Bayside District and authorizing the purchase of 10 electric vehicles.
Posted Apr. 2, 2013, 9:06 am
It is said the journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. In Santa Monica, the journey to zero also begins with a single step. Indeed, by 2030, Santa Monica aims to be a zero waste city. A lofty plan, no doubt, yet City Hall hopes to instill the seeds of change now so the first steps can be taken in executing an ambitious vision.
Posted Mar. 26, 2013, 9:12 am
Three members of Santa Monica High School’s environmental science eco-action group, Team Marine, were awarded first place Saturday night in the LA County Science Fair in the senior division of Environmental Management.
Posted Mar. 26, 2013, 9:03 am
Ever since the dissolution of redevelopment, City Hall has been searching for creative ways to fund several ambitious plans that would dramatically alter the urban landscape of Santa Monica.
Posted Mar. 26, 2013, 9:02 am
In an effort to raise more awareness of household hazardous waste (HHW) across Santa Monica, Council members approved as part of its Tuesday consent calendar a resolution authorizing City Hall to apply for $50,000 in grant money from the State of California.
Posted Mar. 24, 2013, 9:05 am
The City of Santa Monica’s Resource Recovery & Recycling Division (RRR) has discovered an afterlife for tires. By recycling tires into crumb rubber, RRR has created a few innovative products for everyday use.
Posted Mar. 20, 2013, 9:26 am
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier joins Earth Hour in “Uniting People To Protect The Planet” with a one-hour, lights out on the world-famous Ferris wheel, except for the wheel rim safety lighting, at 8:30 pm this Saturday, March 23.
Posted Mar. 20, 2013, 9:10 am
First and foremost, I would like to thank you for choosing Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows, Santa Monica as “your home away from home” while visiting Southern California.
Posted Mar. 19, 2013, 10:45 am
Santa Monica residents and visitors now have a more convenient way to recycle on Main Street.
Posted Mar. 15, 2013, 8:38 am
Santa Monica is one step closer to codifying sustainability as a fundamental right for local residents and the surrounding environment. With only four Council members participating in the vote, the elected panel unanimously voted in favor of an ordinance “establishing sustainability rights for Santa Monica residents and the natural environment.”
Posted Mar. 5, 2013, 9:09 am
Greenhouse emissions in Santa Monica will be cut to 15 percent below 1990 levels by 2015. Within the next 35 years, those cuts will be as high as 80 percent, City Hall hopes. The forecast cuts in greenhouse emissions were part of the “15 x 15” Climate Action Plan approved by City Council on Tuesday last week.
Posted Mar. 4, 2013, 9:07 am
Small amounts of methane detected in the water off Santa Monica on Sunday was the cause of a foul odor, authorities say.
Posted Mar. 4, 2013, 8:33 am
Inspired by the works of his Academy Award-winning father, Ed Begley, Jr. became an actor. He first came to audiences’ attention for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit television series “St. Elsewhere,” for which he received six Emmy nominations. Since then, Ed has moved easily among feature, television, and theater projects.
Posted Mar. 4, 2013, 8:31 am
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Sustainable Works, and the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment, will be hosting the 2013 Sustainable Quality Awards on March 13 at the Sheraton Delfina Hotel.
Posted Feb. 25, 2013, 9:10 am
The Santa Monica City Council returns to action on Tuesday with investments and the environment on its mind. As part of its consent calendar, Council members will doubly wear their redevelopment successor agency hats and discuss the annual update on the City of Santa Monica’s Investment Policy.
Posted Feb. 23, 2013, 9:07 am
California could have three or more facilities receiving liquefied natural gas (LNG) today, but for massive popular resistance to the prices and possible dangers they might have brought. If those plants had been built, the phenomenon of fracking would mean something very different than it now does.